The Land Of The Jordan River

1686 Words Jul 12th, 2015 7 Pages
After the nation of Israel had fled Pharaoh 's domination in Egypt and just before crossing the Jordan River into the Promised Land, Moses sent twelve spies, one from each tribe, to assess the new land. After 40 days, they returned telling stories of a great land flowing with milk and honey that was inhabited by a powerful people living in large well-fortified cities. Caleb, one of the twelve, a courageous and loyal colleague of Joshua, silenced the crowd. Standing before Moses, Caleb declared boldly, "We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”
The other ten spies filled with fear scoffed at both Joshua and Calab, "We can 't attack these people. They are stronger than we are."
The ten then spread lies among the people about the new Promised Land that Joshua and Caleb had just explored.
Only Joshua sided with Caleb. Both of them tore their clothes in anger before the assembled crowd saying, "The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good. If the Lord is pleased with us he will lead us into that land and give it to us. Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land." But the Israelites had already forgotten God 's promise and angrily threw stones at them. Consequently, that rebellious and sinful generation of Israelites found only death in the desert.
Joshua and Caleb possessed a pure Spirit. They had courageously risked their lives in order to speak the Truth. They alone remembered how God…
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